A bantamweight battle between George Roop and Brian Bowles is being targeted for UFC 160. The bout will likely land on the preliminary card. MMAJunkie first reported the matchup.
Brian Bowles has not fought since UFC 139, where he saw a two-fight win streak snapped by Urijah Faber. Bowles has struggled with injuries in his MMA career but will look to get back on track against Roop.
George Roop made a successful bantamweight debut at UFC 158 by defeating Reuben Duran.
UFC 160 takes place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. A bout between Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt will co-headline the Memorial Day weekend card.
UFC 160 Fight Card:
- UFC Heavyweight Title Fight: Cain Velasquez (c) vs. Antonio Silva
- Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
- James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira
- T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard
- Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons
- Gunnar Nelson vs. Mike Pyle
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo
- Amir Sadollah vs. Stephen Thompson
- Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker
- Estevan Payan vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway
- George Roop vs. Brian Bowles